"The Wanderer" as written by and Dave Evans Adam Clayton....
I went out walking
Through streets paved with gold
Lifted some stones
Saw the skin and bones
Of a city without a soul
I went out walking
Under an atomic sky
Where the ground won't turn
And the rain it burns
Like the tears when I said goodbye

Yeah I went with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering

I went drifting
Through the capitals of tin
Where men can't walk
Or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in
I stopped outside a church house
Where the citizens like to sit
They say they want the kingdom
But they don't want God in it

I went out riding
Down that old eight lane
I passed by a thousand signs
Looking for my own name

I went with nothing
But the thought you'd be there too
Looking for you

I went out there
In search of experience
To taste and to touch
And to feel as much
As a man can
Before he repents

I went out searching
Looking for one good man
A spirit who would not bend or break
Who would sit at his father's right hand
I went out walking
With a bible and a gun
The word of God lay heavy on my heart
I was sure I was the one
Now Jesus, don't you wait up
Jesus, I'll be home soon
Yeah I went out for the papers
Told her I'd be back by noon

Yeah I left with nothing
But the thought you'd be there too
Looking for you

Yeah I left with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering

Oh ho

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"The Wanderer" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentGreat song from the Man in Black, as well as excellent work from U2.
    Statonxybon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song
    gdoggon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWay, WAY too much to unpack in this song. I cannot stop listening to it.
    brandon118on November 11, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems the end of the world when he talks about the capital of tin, a nuclear explosion, not many know uranium is more plentiful than tin also his name is not in the lambs book of life so my thought is he's going to be with his God since jesus is not Yeshuas true name, he may mean lucifer just my opinion these are satanists IMO all elite are
    Momofcrackeron May 28, 2017   Link

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